“Why standest Thou afar off, O LORD? Why hidest Thou Thyself in times of trouble?” Psalm 10:1 (KJV)
It has been asked again and again, “Where was God on that day of despair?” Maybe you are one who has asked the question. Maybe, even like the Psalmist you asked God Himself; “Why are You so far away? Why are You hiding Yourself in these times of trouble?”
I know that I have. God’s answer has always been, “I am right here in the midst of it. Do you not see My mercy? Do you not see My hand keeping harm at bay?”
Name a trouble or trial, and I can tell you He is right there in the midst of it. He is holding you. If it is a tragic event involving someone else He is there as well.
A very needful question to ask would be “Where was God on the day Jesus was crucified?” After all Jesus was sinless, without spot or blemish. He was there. He was displaying His grace; His love and His mercy for all human kind. He was also displaying His judgment upon our sin upon His Son Jesus Christ. He was not standing “afar off”; He was very near; fulfilling His Word.
He is right where you are as well. Believe Him. Trust Him today.